Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Shockingly bad service at Home Affairs as queues begin at 2am

Minister says the problem is being addressed


21 October 2021

Refugee dies waiting for dream to leave South Africa to come true

Over 100 refugees stuck in limbo for two years at Lindela repatriation centre


20 October 2021

Refugees who arrived after lockdown have no way to apply for asylum

Asylum application backlog set to grow, with Refugee Reception Offices closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic


8 October 2021

“I don’t want to sit in this hellish country any more”

Refugees who have returned to their communities after long protest in Cape Town still want to leave South Africa


29 September 2021

We are living in sewage, say Khayelitsha protesters

Residents block roads, complaining of blocked drains


28 September 2021

Everyone agrees that Vrygrond needs a police station. But nothing happens

Activists want to know why they don’t have a station when a R100 million proposal to revamp Muizenberg police station was abandoned


6 September 2021

Cape Town child drowns in sewer after manhole left uncovered

Uncle blames City’s track record on sanitation in Khayelitsha


30 August 2021

“I’m scared to be among my own brothers and sisters” says gay Zimbabwean activist

A week ago a man living in Langa was assaulted by two other Zimbabwean men


25 August 2021

Mother without ID struggles for years to enrol children at school

The departments of Home Affairs and Social Development are currently helping the Kuilsriver family


12 August 2021

Today’s heroes: the “ordinary” women who hold South Africa together

We interviewed five South African women who have overcome adversity to support their families.

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9 August 2021

Home Affairs to renew Angolan Special Permit as deadline looms

Online application at the Visa Facilitation Services expected to start on 16 August and could take eight weeks to process


6 August 2021

Families living along Cape Town railway line to be resettled

Court rules that the land occupiers must get basic services on new land


6 August 2021

“Serving from the pot, you pray that the food is enough”

Community soup kitchens say the number of people coming for food has increased in recent months


23 July 2021

Covid-19: Restaurant owners fume at TERS failures

Many immigrant restaurant workers find themselves excluded from payment system


20 July 2021

Xenophobia alive in some schools, human rights meeting is told

Matric children of immigrants born in South Africa also battle to get IDs so that they can enrol in tertiary education, but Home Affairs is trying to fix this


20 July 2021